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and well. latest fm threatening stris as more than dozen up shipping ports. big deal you say? very big deal and here's why. a lot of stuff in the ships that frequent ports, everything from electronic items you found a hard time getting your hands on this holiday season to basic consumer staples like fruits and vegetables you might not find anywhere. unions navigating uncharted waters and going at our wallets because any delay getting stuff off the ships i tell you is going to be big, ship. and i'm not, shipping you. i practiced that repeatedly. in fact, after you hear what we're about to tell you will almost wish the mayans were right. now the cost of living has just gone way, way up. to melissa francis, who says we don't need any of this. caroline heldman who said unions are actually entitled to do this. caroline, oh mayan, you have some explaining to do. what do you think? >> well, neil, i think that wages hhve been stagnant since the early '80s because of decline in unions. that unions make wages 28% higher. neil: artificially higher. artificially higher. >> wages have not kept up with i
nothing was safe. in the port activities, the containers, it's impressive derelict, you have it take that into account in places where you put containers in there because it was a big problem. and infrastructure also have some things was destroyed. bridges, airport. that's in santiago, absolutely far away from where the epicenter was. in terms of people who was meeting close to 500 people, 150 was because of the tsunami, 350 because of the earthquake. that is why, i show you why later. in certain areas over there just in -- 47 people died at once because they are on an island 100 meters off the coast and when the first wave came in, the island was completely flooded. people tried to escape so they can't so they climb into the trees and when the navy get in there just about at the top of the trees. that's what we found. the cost was close to 30 billion u.s. dollars. how we organize, well, we have something similar that you have. we have the national emergency office under the internal affair minister and they have offices in the different counties, in the different places in chile
in ocean port for 10 years. when word of the storm came, she evacuate it with as many possessions as she could. it is still not clear if her home will be torn down or rebuilt and put on higher stilts, and she does not have the money to do it. the only ones that survived were the ones built on higher stilts, which is why we need resiliency. for now, she is living in fema housing until december. she does not know where she will be after that. she is depending on friends and family. she has a remarkably positive attitude despite it all, which is why new jersey will come back stronger than ever. but if we do not have a robust program, the funding for her to rebuild will not be there. i would like to share these images from union beach, new jersey, where homes, cars, and people's very lives were destroyed. sandy was one of the largest transportation disasters in history. new jersey transit suffer damage to all 12 of its rail lines. miles of track were washed out. hundreds of cars and locomotives were submerged, some suffering irreparable damage. the system that carries 77 million people betwe
a port and place rubber safety surface and benches to match the existing park benches. the play area will be surrounded by landscaping and a fence with a gated entrance from the existing interior park pathway. there will also be a donor recognition plan to tastefully recognize donors who support this project. in march of 2012 the rec-park commission approved the conceptual plan. the donor recognition plan, and the recommendation to the board of supervisors to accept and expend this grant. and in may they approved the memorandum of understanding between the parks alliance, the friends group and rec park. so, now the san francisco parks alliance, as the friends group fiscal agent, they are prepared to make two grants. one part of the grant is a cash gift valued at $37,500 which is to fund the cost of the rec parkman jerk to oversee this project during construction and to make sure that the friends group really adheres to the city's policies and guidelines. the second part of the grant is about $830,000, and that is the cost of the entire playground which will be a gift to the city. cur
systems amongst our fairious departments, police, fire, port, the dpw, rpd and of course the sfmta 700 megahertz, am i correct, radio system? so, i want to make sure we're aligning all of these system so we have effective uses of funds and resources it so there is as much alignment as possible so that we have the savings that we need. so, i think those are the questions that continually come up for me. not the need to replace the system. i think the need is very, very clear and i'm happy to support this today. i just want to make sure that conversation continues and i'm glad that it started. these meetings, in the past six months, but i do really want some answers about how we're going to share on these facilities and leases and what it's going to take to improve these facilities to meet the needs of our city and our communication system. >> yes, i'll be interacting with the mda and other departments. in fact, this particular project, we are recommended that the transportation agency co-locate their system, the bd system, thereby they share the existing fiber, existing wireless, [speak
at the car port. the cars to get a sense of what they endured today. without warning and we might add, while in that car property preparing to leave, here is michelle's description. it fell two feet from her. >> i was on other side of the vehicle. and it came down, i got taken out for about 30 seconds. >> out cold? >> yes. out cold. because some debris came down and hit me. >> so. >> wow. >> i feel fortunate. >> absolutely. >> absolutely . because it's yale tiff as michelle noted this day the mayan calendar predict thed the end of the world. she says for her, it nearly was the end of the world. back live they're fixing the car port. she's worried about other tree as above the house, there are some 10 trees that have fallen and there is another on the hail above it, leaning towards the house. they don't know what they're worst of anything we saw, but we're keeping our eyes open. we're live, wayne freedman, awc 7 news. >> the storm is whipped up waves off the coast. water pounding the shore, crashing here a high surf advisory is in place but that didn't deter surfers. >> storm caused major pro
port and nearly them. they were inside. >> did you see it? >> no. >> did you hear it?. >> no. >> came down from this direction. >> the story was the worst from wet days it brought inconvenience and freeways and roads, maybe you had a chance to check out white caps. or a torrent on the creek. would you not have had to park in the rain, or walk in it or wax poetic bit. >> it's okay. better than snow. i'm from massachusetts. could with worse. you want to talk about mayan end of the sfwhorld. >> today, it almost was. >> there is fire wood new. >> i do. i'd rather get an easier way. >> especially when part of the house could qualify. tonight, they're blaming a shallow root system for being a reason the tree fell. they're looking'-ñ because there are more trees on that hill. one is leading in the wrong direction. wayne freedman abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. on the coast tonight, heavy flooding closed highway 1. this video shows a situation just south of t petaluma road. caltrans tells us highway will remain closed until water recedes whenever that may be. >> farther up the coast this is
in pensacola, florida, and i owned the branch clinics that existed in new orleans, pascagula and gulf port, mississippi. we thought we had dodged the bullet and then the levies broke and who would have predicted that there was a sea of humanity in the super dome that basically was in extreme miss? who would have predicted in this day and age we would lose many, many people based on the fact they couldn't be medevacked, that the hospitals themselves had been flooded and the hospital staff was having to carry critically ill patients up to the top floors to avoid the water that was filling in the rooms. who would have predicted that? and were we set up to handle that? and who would have predicted in the early goings there would be civic disorder and civic disobedience and lack of command and control and then the military came there and provided that stability for a while until the civic authorities took over and eventually got things moving in a fairly organized continuum. we learned a tremendous amount of lessons from that, lessons that i hope no other city will ever have to repeat again
earlier. high winds toppled a 100-foot tree onto a car port. a close call for the driver. >> i was standing right underneath it over here. and some winds hit us. but i feel very grateful that we're okay. and we're alive. >> reporter: pg&e says even healthy trees can come down in weather like this. oftentimes they take down power lines with them. they have crews spread throughout the bay area. >> they will be working around the clock. >> reporter: and we did have a nice break from the rain earlier this evening. but it is really coming down now! another thing we saw was that the weather snarled traffic earlier. i know we were stuck on highway 101 for more than an hour. now traffic is finally moving, things getting back to normal. >>> heavy rain and high winds at sfo caused more than 100 flights to be canceled. 18 states in the midwest are dealing with snow, rain, and high winds, causing cancellations and delays at many airports nationwide. track the storm anytime on our website. >>> this morning the nation paused to remember the victims of last friday's mas shooting in connecticu
getting ready to leave her house this morning here is where the tree crashed through the car port there. is damage to the roof and cars underneath. the woman about to get into the car. the tree fell with, out warning missing her just by two feet. >> i was on the other side of the vehicle. and it came down skpismt got taken out about 30 seconds. and i was out, cold. debris from the roof came down and hit me. >> she checked out okay. >> that is scary. well, wind, rain, high surf making for dangerous conditions on our coastline. abc 7 news is live in pacifica tonight with a look at what's happening near ogsz. john? omí some spectacular waves in progress now.tacular waves in you can see how pacifica is. national weather service warning people to stay away from water but some people dangerous waves crashing ot it was time to surf. one guy made it farther out, but never caught a wave. >> waves mairgz today. >> we're trying to imagineuj: what it would be like surfing today. you're probably killing yourself. ñ brutal on land, too. >> people make their living off the sea are not taking risks
place. it is in the same spot as the ancient report. -- port. this is the place where the international -- >> where are these undersea cables that you referred to earlier? and by whom? >> there have an telegraph cables across the atlantic for 150 years now. depending on how you count, individual strands or cable systems, there are about eight or 10 or 12 across the atlantic. the current generation was laid in the mid-90s. up until about 2002. they are owned by a few companies. very large backbone companies. they are owned by telecom, verizon, british telecom joining with deutsche telekom. or a couple are owned by companies that only own cables across the atlantic. they bought their people out of bankruptcy out of a larger telecom. -we specialize in new york or london. we will sell you services to another telecom or anyone who meets high-capacity bandwidth. >> what about this pacific? >> the pacific is -- i get a similar combination of players -- again, a similar combination of players. google funds a vast global network. they operate almost like a telecom of their own. they put out the
. they were -- belonged to the muslim brotherhood. the rally had been called by the port city by those supporting the constitution. it erupted in violence between those supporting the constitution and those opposed to it. the security forces had been on standby through today. the same city was the scene of violence before the first round of voting on this referendum a week ago. the polls will be opening within the next 24 hours, roughly the same number of voters will be taking part as in the first round that is some 26 million eligible voters. those supporting the draft constitution have got a significant lead according to unofficial results as some 57% voted yes against the 43% who voted no. the final result will be coming in late saturday night. >> the head of nato said they continue to fire scud missile at een government forces. >> this is proof that the syrian government is using missiles against opposition fighters. >> and this is another launch at night. the footage is said to be taken on thursday near homs. activists also posted this video on the internet which appears to show t
question i have now is i believe the permit holder had made some effort to have the survey port blend in a little bit more and i just wonder if some further tweaking of that could make even more of a difference. i don't know elements well enough to be able to say that but -- >>> at the whereas meeting this matter was before us, i found that the body and everything was out of place. it was not an attractive building or anything like that but it seemed out of place and out of scale and i do prevent appreciate the work and effort put into trying to address the concerns raised by the appellate and and to an extension it's somewhat of a modification and some effort, i think. it's certainly more acceptable than it was the last time we were here. i think the scale still i would have opted the top four being taken off but the reduction is some movement but, i think the back of the building looks dramatically much better. and i think more palatable to those who reside behind it and i'm willing to uphold it priding that it's code client and all of the issues held by the zoning and administ
the problem. they run into the largest buybacks, one at pier 96 on the port and the one at tunnel road and they used to operate seven or eight other ones. they want to see the material handled. it's sort of there is an old garbage guy adage that you want to get your hands on everything and keep it, but they understand that their major role is providing the kind of background coverage for everything. as you were pointing out earlier, this is valuable material that picks up and moves on it's own. >> right. >> and that could mean an advantage for us in terms of that material not having to be paid for and carried by the very expensive systems. >> it would be a collaboration where you create a multi-tiered distribution system, where it ends up ultimately there, but someone makes something at each step of the way? >> actually, they said they are open to being a collector for a more kind of mobile system or a smaller subset. when you mentioned technology, i had forgotten to bring up that we have three reverse vending machines where you put your bottle in and get the nickel back, instead o
into with your ships, not any more. so a hydrographic survey, certain port was absolutely mandatory when you have this event. i said to the australian staff, because of that we are closer neighbors right now. here you can see an example that was before the earthquake, the distance of the low tide. and now it's absolutely far away. so some marine small sea life in there absolutely disappeared. that's another effect you can see a lighthouse in there before tsunami and where is the lighthouse in the middle of the island down there after the tsunami. so the bottom is absolutely came up. another example. another effect of -- global effect. because of the change of the mass of the earth, because it moves so it change slightly the configuration, it has an effect in the axis rotation of the globe. it moved 8 centimeters north pole to the east and that means rotation increased 1.26 millions of seconds so you work less because of chili right now, but it's an impact you have to take into account that happened because of that earthquake. here i can show you a set of photographs of the destruction in
trust to occupy a port portion of the right of way to a portion of the city owned concrete ramp level provide nuclear access to the a proposed new access of the garage at 44 eaive. >> i have sponsored this item on behalf of the item but i would like to refer to supervisor campos total disposal of the item. >>> thank you for support son coring this item on the department of public works and i would like to accepted this back to committee for consideration and it's not because of any questions about the merits or the merits of the project. but it's simply in terms of process, we learned that the t p w final engineering determination was not received by the neighbors about about four days ago and so we want to have a better process in terms of giving the numbers of the public an at any time to provide input on this and so with that in mind, i hereby make a motion to send this back to committee. >> supervisor campos has made a motion to send this back to committee and seconded by supervisor mar and colleagues if we could do that without objection we can send seasoned that back to t
business from frank to port lapped and you contribute so much to the unique character the san francisco and south of market and thank you for supporting our arts and community which, is deeply moved by your departure and so the board of supervisors pretend you with this accommodation and if you we would like to you come up and take a picture after your words sam. >> well, i want to thank my beautiful wife, i never expected this, janice, all of my employees over the years, jason ebbly, coal gill, rich felix michael park son, mark a both and i already set said my beautiful wife but i'm going to say it again my friend and machinist jack, my favorite thing to do is not sell a thousand dollar drum it's to fix a drum for somebody and send them on their way and know that when they get to their practice or gig, they are going to have a smile on their face knowing that their drum sounds great. that means the most to me. and thank you. thank you supervisor kim we have two more presentations for today and i'll kick off both them and colleagues you know at the enof ever two years, we take a
debate sobre el porte de armas se ha vivido con intensidad, una enmienda que muchos consideran que estaba pensado para otros tiempos y otras armas, galo arellano con la información. >>> para muchos el solo estruendo de las balas causa pavor, pero para una comunidad el tener una rma de fuego en casa es cosa de supervivencia. >>> todo el mundo tiene que tener una ak47, es muy útil, cualquiera puede disparar esta arma. >>> Él dice que una pistola en la acutalidad es tan necesaria como una curita como para una herida. >>> dejó a las personas buenas sin armas, entonces las malas se metían en las casas y les quitaban todo. >>> quizás a usted no le gustna las armas, pero las armas son necesarias para la protección de la comunidad. >>> pero solo en el 2012 16 masacres han dejado 88 muertos, se estima que más de 88 millones de armas de fuego están en manos de civiles, precisamente para evitar más masacres la asociación nacional del rifle hizo un llamado a sus miembros. >>> lo único que puede detner a un hombre malo con un arma, es un tipo bueno con un arma. >>> la segunda enmienda es u
hundreds of thousands of jobs for our region, especially if you include our port area. >> jon: as part of the comeback effort, is that why you had to get rid of the nets? i'm a knicks' fan? >> jersey needs a team, we should start one. you could play point. >> jon: you know what, i could play point on the washington generals. another thing you've done recently, you've started living on what's called the snap program, which is a food stamp program. you decided to live for a week on only what the city or the state affords you for food stamps. >> about $1.40 a meal. got into a fight on twitter with somebody saying the twitter... >> jon: sorry, you got into a fight over twitter. >> yeah. >> jon: you're on twitter? >> i am very much on twitter. it's another tool i have to communicate with voters, and i have about a million three followers. >> jon: oh, my god. i can't imagine. like "i got to go check my facebook page." "hey, who is that son of a bitch who poked me? hey, come on." so you communicate directly on twitter with constituents? >> yep. >> jon: don't they just flood you with vitriol?
barbarity. port emigrated, no active in human cruelty perpetrated by her most as performers can xl the work of this to the committed by her sultry. this is running an american paper. finally, the fourth reason and perhaps the most important reason why the anti-war movement spread and becomes a major force america is basically racism. a lot of americans felt like it would bautista corrupt american men had but degrading the united states all together by watering down what americans believed to be there in the sex and blood through the incorporation of mexicans. south carolina's greatest orator and intellectual, john c. calhoun, who was a firm believer in the importance in need of slavery was a very active opponent of the war with mexico busy that the mexicans did not belong in the united states. he said to my protest against the incorporation of such people ours is the government of the white man. a lot of americans felt like mexican land might be desirable, but having to take mexican people with the post a problem. it was the intellectual ministers making these critiques one of the contribut
15,000 dock workers at ports from boston to houston are ready to walk off the job. they say negotiations are still possible but no new talks are scheduled. shippers and retailers are pleading the union and cargo carriers to get back to talks. >> this morning police in pennsylvania are trying to determine were a man -- why a man shot and killed three people before dieing in a gun fight with police. it happened in frankstown township. authorities say it appears they all happened at different locations. one woman was found dead inside a church, a man in a home and another after getting in to a car accident with the suspect. >> we have seized weapons, we will be exploring ownership of those weapons, how they were got, when, we will look at which of those weapons was use at which crime scene. >> three troopers were also hurt. one of them was shot twice in the chest but survived because he was wearing a bullet proof vest. >> marin county wants to get violent video games out of homes and guns off the street this are holding a gun buy back and the district attorney said police
trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday and another one that moves in on sunday coming
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about to get into her car. a tree came trashing down on top of a car port. the tree missed the woman. she was not hurt. >> in richmond, the street reopened after crews were fixing a six hole. rain from 2010 caused it to collapse. crews will continue to work in the area for several more months. >>> another road that was forced to shut down because of a sink hole is back open again. mountain view drive has been closed since december 2. it reopened at noon today after crews worked for 9 straight days. >>> we have been putting live storm tracker 2 to work. light to moderate cells across the area. show you rain showers in the mountains, scattered around the south bay as well, morgan hill area, gilroy. to the north, oakland, parts of the east bay, you can pick out more activity, bay bridge, oakland and orinda. darker shade of green, more moderate cells. santa rosa clouds right now but the rainfall approaching fairfield. rain showers for tonight. i will back out the maps to show you, there is another storm developing off shore. when that moves in, the timing and the heavy rain for saturday
to be able to clear the ports and the channels to be able to open it up for maritime traffic in the bay. this part, this event, was the satellite, construction of a satellite medical facility. some of our military capability is we have the right engineers and people that can go in and rebuild infrastructure and support. so one of the things they did during this exercise, they actually went in there for about a week-long event and actually constructed a building and this also helps us it restore capability to wherever we are responding to. this shows a lot of different response here. this is our urban search and rescue event that was part of the overall exercise. we had a lot of different partners that responded to this rubble pile. we had urban search and rescue, u.s. coast guard, and this provided an opportunity for our military to work with the federal and state partners there in learning how to interact with their agencies and also being able to learn some of the different capabilities that they have in using their equipment. we also had some medical partners there where they were
headquarters, fort mason, was the fisherman's wharf area was the port of embarkation for the wars in the pacific. just this week we brought in a world war ii 16-inch bottle ship gun to the marine head lands to put it up at battery townsly which would have been the pinnacle of coastal artillery in world war ii. so, we now have a canon or artillery collection that spans in our park that spans from the civil war to the cold war, including a preserve 19-missile base. some of you also know that during the 1906 earthquake, the army assisted greatly in the response to the city's needs. and the public flocked to the open lands at golden gate park and at the presidio, the open areas that they had there. the army provided tents and food for them during that transition period. all of our planning indicates that that probably would happen again if we had a big one. they probably would be coming to the lands that we now manage. so, what is the park services' connection to all of this? we have our centennial of our organization coming up in 2016 in four years, and we feel what we believe are am
with our own departments from the port of san francisco to our sheriff to our police and fire, led by our emergency management division, getting all of our departments from public works to our mta and others together to understand what our roles were and to begin something that i think other cities are beginning to understand are invaluable, creating the relationships, doing the table top exercises and then taking that further step of progress that we've done that i saw personally yesterday is going from table top exercises, going from green our counterparts and all the different ranks and understanding their roles to actually practicing what we do. and i can't think of a department more than our public health department who has the best trauma center in the bay area in san francisco through our general hospital to then be with me yesterday and understand how an emergency surgical pop-up tent can be created in less than one hour on the beach of san francisco. and to know and to look these people in the eye, the people from the u.s. navy that put up these tents and set up the gurnies and u
of weapon ar 15 style weapon. >> laura: columbine not however. >> different type of weapon. aurora and port portland mall if you want to kill a lot of people they are effective. >> laura: what happened with the assault weapons ban 1994 to 2004. it did not have a measurable impact on the incidence of these type of mass shootings. is that not the case. >> oh no actually it really did. mass shootings have been up since the expiration of the assault weapons ban. during the assault weapons ban the use of assault weapons in crime went down. definitely an effect. >> laura: it's a safe every country than it's been in the last many decades, we are safer today. violent crime is down across the board, is it not. >> sky lent crime is down. gun crime suspect. one of the reasons you don't sees a many murders as you did in the past is small amount. the reason it's held steady really is because our surgeons are better. in places where you see a the lo of shooting, what's happened is that we save more lives than the past. so the reason you get more people getting shot, a little less people getting killed. b
of the ship, port to the iceberg dead ahead and demand that the captain change course before it's too late. they, the gun industry, its profiteers, zealots, and apoll gists, its political stooges and constitutional originalists who would think that the 18th century really means perpetuating a wild wet here in the 20th century. don't tread on us. get off our well-armed backs. there's nothing you can do. of course there is. register all guns, license all gun owners. require stringent background checks. get tough on assault weapons of any kind. crack down on high capacity ammunition, as the president has now proposed. then, enforce the laws. yes, i know. determined killers will always find a way, but we can minimize the opportunities and scale back the scope of destruction. why do we accept the need for driver's licenses or submit to the sometimes humiliating body scans at airports? because it's the law, and deep down we know we're safer for the inconvenience of the law. good laws are hard to come by. civilization, just as hard. the rough and tumble of politics makes them so. but democracy ai
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is the cost to the american people and to the united states of this steadfast port to israel. amazingly you have david petraeus head of the central command in 2010 testify before the armed services whee who said our linkage to israel is a major cause in it makes large parts of people in the middle east hate the united states and then backtrack because of how controversial it is. this is about the depressing debate we aught to be having over what cost there is to the american public and to the united states as a government to having this constant blind loyalty to this foreign nation even when it damages u.s. interest. hagel is one of the military people who raised this issue and that's the reason there's a vicious attack against him. >> do you not think that's true? >> i'm not going to address those issues specifically, but from a civil liberties perspective i think one of the main things to focus on from looking at the obama national security team in the second administration is how will they help shape the obama administration's legacy? any president in the second administration is going t
of them. the port arthur massacre galvanized the country. even the government run by conservatives said we have to do something. essentially what they did is banned assault weapons. acquired much more strict licensing for everyone else and imposed what was semi voluntary buyback program. so they bought people's guns from them in some cases a lot of public pressure on people to give up their guns even if they had a right to keep them under law. they gave them up. they got 650,000 guns out of people's hands, about a sixth of the guns in australia, and here's what the former foreign minister alexander danner had to say about the experience. >> 67% of all homicides in the united states are committed with firearms whereas in australia, only 11% of homicide s are committed with firearms. the two sets of statistics tells you that the scheme we introduced in 1996, hugely controversial, all of the same arguments about rights to bear arms and so on, it has in the end saved a large number of lives in this country. >> okay. so that's australia which is a country that had a fair number of guns. another
whether it was iraq war funding or t.a.r.p. which were -- definitely -- did not have a majority is port let line 218 votes in our caucus to move forward. sometimes the speaker has got to look at their role as bigger than being the leader of their party. >> thank you for your time. >>> let's check in with richard lui for what's ahead on msnbc. >> good to see you. the question was, you know, how many votes did he come up short? we will dig into that. was eight case of personal revenge that led house members to walk away from speaker boehner's plan? plus guns in our schools. we will ask the mayor of atlanta whether that can work and former governor bill richardson also joins us to talk about john kerry's new appointment. what's ahead for the state department. >> close enough to give you a high five. >>> coming up next, big three. fiscal cliff, dangerous game of chicken. we are going to discuss as we go to a break on a live picture of honolulu. that's where the first family sing spend something time. don't you wish you were, too? nice. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm bre
by seven different departments. so, the majority -- and you see the pie chart before you -- is the port at 32% of those holdings. this is by square footage of improvements. the airport has 24%. gsa or administrative services, of which real estate is a part, has 11%. and on down the line. another major holder mainly as a result of the recent transfer of assets, those that are housing from the successor agency to the mayor's office of housing, they now rise to actually 4%. so, they actually have a holding that is greater than recreation and park department now. that's new data, didn't manage to get that in the pie chart, but you get a sense of that. the other category is -- that's a wide range of different departments with smaller holdings. >> so, john, i would imagine this would probably be flipped if we were talking about actual landowner ship because the puc has a lot of land, but not very many buildings, right? >> that's exactly correct. the holdings of the majority owner of that 92,000 acres outside of the county. some are improved, but most are not. that's exactly right. so, on to m
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